Shock as Prison Warder Shoots Two Colleagues Dead

    Shock as Prison Warder Shoots Two Colleagues Dead
    Frank Baine Photo: Courtesy

    Uganda Prisons Services (UPS) has recorded a d double murder incident of two staff at Bugungu Y.O Government Prison, in Buikwe District. The incident happened in t6he morning of October 31, 2022.

    UPS Spokesperson Commissioner of Prisons Frank Mayanja Baine said that Jacob Otim shot dead Eunice Abwot and another warder Edward Namanya who had come to check what had happened when he had gunshots.

    “On a very sad note, this morning a Prison Warder NO. 16734 Otim Jacob aged 28 years attached to Bugungu Y.O Prison shot to death two fellow staff namely; NO. 16699 WDRSS Abwot Eunice (25 years) and NO. 18061 WDR Namanya Edward (29 years) of the same station,” said Commissioner of Prisons Baine Mayanja.

    “The incident occurred at around 0715 HRS in the morning when WDR Otim Jacob signed a gun to go for general duties only to head to the Sentry where WDRSS Abwot Eunice was working and shot her dead instantly. On hearing the sound of the gun, the second sentry, WDR Namanya Edward came to establish the cause of shooting. Unfortunately he was too shot dead by Otim. Late WDRSS. Abwot Eunice hails from Laroo Sub-County, Gulu District and late WOR. Namanya Edward Is from Rwamucucu Sub-County, Rukiga District.”

    Otim has been arrested and detained after his colleagues stopped him from taking his own life following the double murder. “After shooting the two dead, Otim tried to commit suicide but failed. He was then subdued by other staff on duty and detained. Police was called in immediately, took over the crime scene, exhibits and the culprit for further management.

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